St. Petersburg State University, June 18–22, 2019

Travel Info

St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is one of the largest world centers of international cooperation, processing rich cultural and historical heritage. It is Russia’s largest transport and logistic unit, the largest port on the Baltic Sea.

Due to its strong scientific potential St. Petersburg is well-known on the map of Europe and recommended as proven comfortable place to discuss and formulate positions on scientific strategic issues.

● The Cultural Capital of Russia

● «Open Air Museum»

> 80 museums

> 100 historical places

> 500 bridges

● #21 the Top 25 Europe Destinations (2018, Traveller’s Choice TripAdvisor)

● Europe’s Best Tourist Destination (2017, World Travel Awards)

● Architectural appearance created by G. Mattarnovi, J.-B.Leblon, D. Trezzini, G. Quarenghi, Rastrelli, A. Montferrand

● «Northern Palmira»

● Residence of the imperial family (> 200 years)


Airport Pulkovo (LED)

● «Best Improvement for Europe» (2014 Airport Service Quality Awards)

● Convenient access to the Venue (23 Km)

● Direct flights to major European cities

Railway Stations

● 5 major railway stations serving long-distance and short-distance trains

● All stations are connected to the St. Petersburg navigable metro

● A famous monuments of architecture in St. Petersburg


● 7 minutes walk to the venue

● A magnificent work of art design by country’s best architects

● Easy access to the main museums and monuments


● Uber (Yandex) service starts from 6 €

● Official city taxi with English-speaking drivers

To Reach the Symposium Site from the Airport

● By Public Transportation

City buses number 39, 39Ex and Minivan Taxi (Marshrutka) number K39 run between the nearest Vasileostrovskaya (line 3, green) metro station and the International airport Pulkovo. You can buy a metro ticket from the ticket machines on the stations.

● By taxi

Taxi Pulkovo counters are located at Arrivals hall on the first floor of the Terminal.

You can pay for your taxi by credit card/cash at the Taxi Pulkovo counter or by cash to the driver at the end of a ride. If you need one, please ask a receipt at the Pulkovo Taxi counter.

IMPORTANT. Please do not use an illegal taxi. It is advisable to ignore people who approach you offering you to collect your luggage and offering you a taxi. These are illegal taxi drivers and probably more expensive than the official ones.

Places to visit

The Peterhof

One of St. Petersburg’s most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as «the Russian Versailles», although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic estate.

The Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres.

The Fabergé Museum

Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg was founded to preserve, study, and promote Russia’s cultural heritage as well as to develop the city’s extensive network of museums. The museum’s collection contains the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs.

The Bronze Horseman & Alexander Garden, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral State Museum

The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Alexander Garden lies along the south and west façades of the Russian Admiralty in St. Petersburg, parallel to the Neva River and Admiralty Quay. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city.

The Peter & Paul Fortress

The place where the city of St. Petersburg began, the Peter and Paul Fortress never actually saw military action, but has fulfilled a variety of functions over its three-century history, from burial place for nearly all of the Romanov Emperors and Empresses to notorious political prison to the site of key experiments in the development of Soviet rocket technology.

Opening bridges

The Neva River connects Lake Ladoga to the Baltic Sea, and during the summer navigation season tens of cargo ships per day follow this important route, making it necessary to open the bascule bridges across the Neva in central St. Petersburg. Please pay attention that bridges may be raised from 00:30 till 06:00.

Nevsky Prospekt

«There's nothing finer than Nevsky Prospekt, at least not in St. Petersburg». So begins Nikolay Gogol's famous tale of St. Petersburg's central avenue. While that story may end in disillusion and despair, there's little doubt that Nevsky is one of the world's greatest streets.

The State Russian Museum

Occupying the magnificent Mikhailovsky Palace, the Russian Museum's main collection is a treasury of Russian visual from throughout the ages, with highlights including medieval icons, atmospheric late-19th century genre paintings, and several modernist masterpieces.

«The Strelka»

A small promontory of land at the eastern end of Vasilevskiy Island, the Strelka («Spit») is right in the middle of the Neva River Delta, with magnificent views on all sides, including the Winter Palace, Palace and Trinity Bridges, the Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral.